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My GERD has been playing up lately, and i'm thinking of trying aloe vera tablets. Would this be safe with the medication i'm on?

My GERD has been playing up lately, and i'm thinking of trying aloe vera tablets. Would this be safe with the medication i'm on?

Think again...: Aloe is used in folk medicine for worm infestation, stomach disorders, colic, constipation, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, menstrual complaints, skin disorders. However, aloe is contraindicated in cases of intestinal obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, appendicitis, & unexplained abdominal pain. If you have gerd use appropriate rx & diet, but if you question your "diagnosis" see your doctor. ...Read more

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Aloe Lotion (Definition)

Aloe gel, made from the central part of the aloe leaf, is a common household remedy for minor cuts and burns, as well as sunburns. It can be found in many commercial skin lotions and cosmetics. Aloe contains active compounds that may decrease pain and inflammation and stimulate skin growth and repair. For this reason, aloe vera gel has gained tremendous popularity for relief of burns, with individual success in helping minor burns. In one study, burn sites treated with aloe healed completely in less than 16 days compared to 19 days for sites treated with silver sulfadiazine. In a review of the scientific literature, researchers found that patients who were treated with aloe vera healed an average of almost 9 days sooner than those who weren't treated with the medicinal plant. However, other studies show mixed results, including at least one study that found aloe actually delayed healing. Aloe is best used for minor burns and skin irritations, and should never be applied ...Read more


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Can aloe vera clean your body for a drug test?

Can aloe vera clean your body for a drug test?

No...But: Not taking the contraband in the first place could definitely avoid a positive test. And this is one of the very few times in medicine that I will 100% guarantee my answer (well there are those FALSE positive tests I guess!). ...Read more

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Peppermint oil for IBS- constipation? contraindicated with one of the following drugs ? Xanax, Seroquel, escitalopram, Lamotrigine? Same Question Aloe Vera juice...

Peppermint oil for IBS- constipation? contraindicated with one of the following drugs ? Xanax, Seroquel, escitalopram, Lamotrigine? Same Question Aloe Vera juice...

I would avoid: the Peppermint oil. It may decrease how quickly the liver breaks down medications causing an increase in the effects and side effects of such medications. Two of the medicines you take--Xanax and escitalopram--are metabolized by the liver/cytochromne P450 and could be affected by Peppermint oil. Aloe Vera juice may be a little safer but it also affects the cytochrome P450 pathways. I would avoid. ...Read more

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What are the perfect timings to eat aloe vera?

What are the perfect timings to eat aloe vera?

Prior to a meal: Aloe vera juice is reported to aid with digestion if ingested prior to a meal. ...Read more

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Is it bad to leave aloe vera on for the night?

Is it bad to leave aloe vera on for the night?

Aloe vera: Sometimes too much of a good thing can be too much of a good thing. Aloe may cause skin irritation. ...Read more

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Is aloe Vera and aloe vesta the same or different? Thanks

Not the same but...: Aloe Vera is a medicinal plant that has many proven benefits, both topically and when taken internally.
Aloe Vesta is a line of commercial skin care products that contain many different ingredients, one of which is aloe vera. I can't comment on the effectiveness of Aloe Vesta products but Aloe vera is a wonderful herb. See http://tinyurl.com/35ubwlw for more on aloe vera benefits. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera helpful for sun burned skin?

Yes: Aloe vera contains anti-inflammatory acids. Aloe vera soothes inflammed, burned or irritated skin 7 decreases the chance of skin infections. ...Read more

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Is it okay to leave aloe vera overnight on your face?

Might irritate.: Sometimes too much of a good thing can be too much of a good thing. Although aloe is used to treat some skin conditions it has the potential to cause skin irritation. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using aloe vera on your face?

What are the benefits of using aloe vera on your face?

Aloe vera: Aloe vera can be used as a burn treatment. It contains anti-inflammatory acids. Aloe vera soothes inflammed, burned skin and irritated skin and reduces the chance of skin infections. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera good for rashes?

Is aloe vera good for rashes?

Some: Aloe is good for mild burns, sunburns, scrapes and superficial abrasions. It is soothing and helps speed healing. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera good for your liver?

I doubt it: There is no medical reason to belive such a claim. I would not advise relying on it for any benefit. ...Read more

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What does aloe vera do to heal a burn?

Many things: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera drink good or bad for you?

Many benefits but...: Fresh aloe has many health benefits. However, shortly after juicing the most beneficial component, the mucopolysaccharides tend to degrade. Some brands have various processes to stabilize these so some are much better than others but it can be hard to assess which brands are best. See http://bit.Ly/19ymyl0 ;
http://www.Iasc.Org/articles.Html
; http://www.Iasc.Org/complete.Html. ...Read more

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Could i apply aloe vera gel on open cut?

Aloe Vera: May be helpful for minor wounds.Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Use of aloe vera can help to prevent keratinisation of new skin growth and thus it may help to minimize scarring ; speed the healing process of burns and skin wounds. It stimulates the growth of new healthy skin cells. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera a good sumac poisoning help?

Sure: Some patients do find that aloe vera gel, lotion, etc. Helps dry the skin in the involved area and make the problem feel better. However, some people can have a reaction also to the aloe vera, so use with some caution. ...Read more

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Can i put aloe vera on my face overnight?

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera has been used for centuries to accelerate the healing of skin wounds due to trauma and burns. A historical note written on clay in 1750 bc have mentioned the benefits of aloe vera for the treatment. A greek physician in 74 bc. Mentioned the use of aloe vera to deal with skin infections, burns and prevent hair loss. Aloe vera can be used over night. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera gel be used as a lubricant?

Depends: It all depends upon its formulation. A gel by definition has lubricating quality. But whether it can be used as a lubricant for a useful purpose. ...Read more

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Can i leave aloe vera on my face overnight?

Yes.: Assuming that you have no allergies to any of its components, there is no problem with leaving aloe vera cream on your face overnight. ...Read more

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Is aloe Vera too strong to use while on Accutane?

OK combo: Topical Aloe Vera and Accutane are OK together. Good question to ask. Accutane is a serious medication. Addition of any med or change in your condition requires reporting to your doc. ...Read more

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I was wondering is aloe vera ok for rosacea skin?

I was wondering is aloe vera ok for rosacea skin?

Yrs: Pure organic aloe is well tolerated by sensitive skin including rosacea. Unfortunately it does not treat rosacea. Metrogel, mirvasol and intense pulse light lasers are some treatment options to discuss with a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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The cactus and aloe vera tea is good for diabetes?

Only w/o sugar: There is no significant benefit (or detriment) from these teas--just don't add sugar! ...Read more

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Can you tell me is aloe vera good for rosacea skin?

Can you tell me is aloe vera good for rosacea skin?

Yrs: Pure organic aloe is well tolerated by sensitive skin including rosacea. Unfortunately it does not treat rosacea. Metrogel, mirvasol and intense pulse light lasers are some treatment options to discuss with a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an allergy to aloe vera plant?

What are the signs of an allergy to aloe vera plant?

Allergy: There would be itching on the areas affected, rednedd red rash my develop, the skin could become very scabby.
All signs of allergy ...Read more

Using Aloe (Definition)

The Aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of conditions, most notably burns, wounds, skin irritations, and constipation. It is grown in most subtropical and tropical locations, including South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Aloe was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries and it remains one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States today. However, oral use of aloe for constipation is no longer recommended, as it can ...Read more